V139: Dolce & Gabbana's Holy Grail

V139: Dolce & Gabbana's Holy Grail

V139: Dolce & Gabbana's Holy Grail

Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana have a lasting love affair with Sicily now, a decade after the brand’s first Alta Moda show, the duo delicately channel the Italian locale’s beauty into their latest collection

Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana have a lasting love affair with Sicily now, a decade after the brand’s first Alta Moda show, the duo delicately channel the Italian locale’s beauty into their latest collection

Photography: Marcus Ohlsson

Styling: Gro Curtis

Text: Bailey Bujnosek

This feature appears in V139, Supermodel, Superhero issue, now available for purchase. 

Dolce & Gabbana had us all dreaming of La Dolce Vita when they debuted their first Alta Moda collection in 2012. Saturated in Italy’s natural beauty and rich culture, the riveting show featured an array of spectacular, colorful gowns. The display took place in the gorgeous cliffside Sicilian town of Taormina. Now a decade later, the brand is returning to the region where it held that impactful show. Having previously drawn inspiration from iconic locations like Milan and Florence, the quintessential Italian fashion house has dedicated this year to exploring the mesmerizing culture of Syracuse and the Val di Noto as part of the Sicilian leg of their Grand Tour of Italy. The 2022 Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda collection will pay homage to the natural wonders of these areas, such as the magical Grotta dei Cordari, and classic historical landmarks like the Greek Theater.

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Other sources of inspiration include the diverse landscapes of Santa Lucia, the famous island of Ortygia, and the masterful Baroque artist Caravaggio. With an almost endless number of stunning reference points, the latest Alta Moda collection promises to be one of the most breathtaking yet—and, coming after ten years of fabulous shows, that’s no small achievement.

Credits: Makeup Yuki Hayashi (The Wall Group) using MAC Cosmetics Hair Riad Azar (The Wall Group) Models Elibeidy Dani, Sam Saba (IMG) Manicure Frances Liang Set design Griffin Stoddard Executive producer Antonia Tedroff (Day) Production manager Elise Miccolis (Day) Digital technician Filip Hanning Photo assistants Issac Berman, Diego Garcia Makeup assistant Mert Nazlim, Rachel Malkin Hair assistants Ann Gior, Paul Miller Set design assistants Kristen Dempsey, Alexa Harrington, Lucas Bond, Ruben Frischeisen Production assistants Nico Herrera, Julia Garcia, Vincent Gooden Location Seret Studios

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